104 London Street
Dunedin
New Zealand

only $55,000 NOW NEEDED...

...thanks to donations made this month by the HARRY WILSON TRUST, which has pledged $25,000 and the CALLIS CHARITABLE TRUST which has pledged $10,000 towards the theatre's conservation repair. We now have almost $445,000; only another $55,000 to go!


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The Choice
by Claire Luckham
Directed byHelen Fearnley Bookings open, click Here
Opens:Thursday 25th September 2014
Until:Saturday 4th October 2014
Bookings open:Friday 5th September 2014
A playwright, feeling an urgency to explore the complex feelings of love and guilt surrounding her relationship with her brother, imagines four characters to play out experiences that have shaped her life.
Existing within her imagination are the expecting couple and two medical professionals.
The couple 'steaming with emotion', contrast with the consultant and midwife who have been over exposed to these choices and have hardened opinions of their own.
The Choice, A-play-within-a-play allows a thought-provoking distance from the subject matter, but provides no attempt at any answers, presenting endless questions about how we choose to walk through life.
With possibilities of prenatal screening ever increasing, the questions in this play surrounding Down's Syndrome could be replaced by infinite identifiable aspects of an unborn child's physicality or personality. How does this increasing knowledge affect the choices we face?
Click here for a list of cast and crew.

History

The Globe TheatreThe Globe is where New Zealand's best known poet, James K Baxter, had his first plays produced.

This 'theatre in a house' was created in 1961 by Patric and Rosalie Carey when they extended the living room of their house in London Street into an auditorium, converting it into a small, 30 seat theatre which they called The Globe. This was later modified into the 80 seat theatre which exists today. The Careys were active in promoting both classical and new theatre to Dunedin audiences. The theatre was the first in Australasia, for example, to mount a production of Beckett's Waiting for Godot. At the same time, there were regular performances of works by Shakespeare, Sophocles, Moliere, Ibsen and others.

Rosalie and PatricThe Careys also promoted the works of New Zealand playwrights such as R A K Mason and James K Baxter, both of whom were Burns Fellows at the University of Otago.

The Careys retired in 1973 but the theatre and its traditions continue, under the watchful care of the Incorporated Society known as the Friends of the Globe Theatre.


An audience in the foyerWhile the theatrical environment in Dunedin has changed considerably since the 1960s, the wishes of many people to see and/or participate in amateur theatre which is produced to high standards has not changed. If you too would like to become involved in the workings of this theatre in any capacity, on stage, behind the scenes or simply as an audience member who is given a discount on admission, do consider becoming a member of the Friends of the Globe.

We continuously update our website with information about previous productions and cast and crew. If you have any old programmes or photos, please contact the web wizard for inclusion.